Mohamed Latheef

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Mohamed Latheef is a Maldives politician, a former parliamentarian and a campaigner for human rights. He is a co-founder of the MDP (Maldivian Democratic Party), a political party. He was self-exiled in Sri Lanka for a number of years.

Latheef was educated in Sri Lanka, first at Trinity College, Kandy and then at the Royal College, Colombo.

Latheef has alleged that his father and close relatives were killed while in prison during the regime of the former Maldivian President Ibrahim Nasir. Latheef, who was himself a member of parliament and once a close associate of President Gayoom, was held in solitary confinement for three months without any charges being brought against him. He is the father of Jennifer Latheef, a 32-year-old journalist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the civil unrest of 2003

Latheef is currently the Human Rights Ambassador of the Maldives.

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